As the NBA and its Players Association continue to hash out the details surrounding Covid protocols for the upcoming season, superstar Kyrie Irving tweeted what didn’t seem like a cryptic message about mask-wearing, but an explicit one.
“My mask is off. Now take yours off. No fear,” the Brooklyn Nets guard tweeted this week.
My mask is off. Now take yours off. No fear.
— A11Even (@KyrieIrving) September 15, 2021
Considering Irving’s tweet came during a global pandemic where masks remain a polarizing topic, his message was expectedly criticized. His words were unequivocal, but Irving began backpedaling from the tweet after a few hours of being blasted on social media as anti-mask and anti-vaccine.